APS News

August/September 1996 (Volume 5, Number 8)

News

Patel Recipient of Nation's Highest Science Honor
APS PastPresident C. Kumar N. Patel is one of eight scientists to receive the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest science honor.
 
APS Names Michels as 1996-1997 Congressional Fellow
The APS selected Joseph Michels, currently employed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, as its next Congressional Fellow.
 
Weinberg is New PRD Editor
Erick Weinberg, a professor of physics at Columbia University, succeeded Lowell Brown as editor of Physical Review D in June.
 
B-E Condensates, Quantum Computing Highlight 1996 DAMOP Meeting
The latest results in Bose-Einstein condensation experiments,quantum resonance imaging and computing, and collision studies of laser-cooled atoms were among the highlights of the annual meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in May.
 
EarthLink Internet Access Provider
APS members can now gain reliable nation-wide access to the Internet through the Society's new agreement with EarthLink, an Internet service provider.
 
APS Awards 1996-1997 Scholarships to Minority Undergrads
The APS has awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships to 24 minority students who are majoring, or plan to major, in physics for the 1996-1997 academic year,
 
Students Find Summer Internships Through ISIP
The APS Industrial Summer Internship Program has placed 12 students in positions at some of the nation's top industrial and national laboratories.
 
In Brief
The APS has established the Hans Bethe Prize and Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science; the APS Executive Board has approved a proposed expansion of its Ridge, New York facilities; and the APS received a $10,000 bequest from the estate of Dr. Frank Evens Myers and Mrs. Ionemary Myers which will be used to fund the Society's Minority Scholarships initiative.

Opinion

Inside the Beltway
A Schizophrenic Congress Staggers Toward the November Elections
 
Letters
Redirect Military Spending to Science and Education — Support Good Russian Science, Not Bad Russian Translation — Public Based Affirmative Action
 
APS Views
APS Guidelines for Professional Conduct
 
Don't Bet All Environmental Changes Will Be Beneficial
Stephen Schneider, a professor at Stanford University, responds to a misquote in Julian Simon's back page article in the March 1996 APS News .
 
Straight Talk
Francis Slakey of the APS Washington office considers the finer points of making oneself understood.
 
Is U.S. Physics Truly International?
The NSF's William Blanpied argues the case for expanding one's geographical horizons.
 
The Back Page
A collection of science-related cartoons.

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